A star in 'LaLa' Land

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 09:32
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We know rugby players 'overindulge', but you will have to go a long way to beat this...

We know rugby players have a tendency to sometimes 'overindulge', but you will have to go a long way to beat this...

Police were in for a surprise when they pulled over ice hockey player Riley Sheahan driving the wrong way in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Not only did they find him drunk and four times over the legal limit, but he was dressed in a bright purple Teletubbies costume.

And to make matters worse for Sheahan, he was also carrying a teammate's identity papers.

Sheahan, a 20-year-old Canadian who plays for Detroit Red Wings, failed a breathalyzer, with a blood-alcohol level of 0.30 - twice Michigan's "super-drunk" limit, an offence which carries even stiffer penalties.

This isn't Sheahan's first run-in with the law either, as he was previously arrested while a freshman playing at Notre Dame for public drunkenness.

The purple costume on the Teletubbies' children programme belongs to the character Tinky Winky.